Each weekend Frank LoBiondo can be seen at community events across South Jersey. From charity runs on the boardwalk to church BBQs to fire halls, Frank remains as available and accessible now as the day he first ran for the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders. His first and foremost focus on constituent services has been evident throughout his time at the state and federal levels – to this day he still reads every opinion phoned into his office and subsequently calls residents back to discuss their concerns.
On Capitol Hill, Congressman LoBiondo’s agenda has always been South Jersey-focused. Frank serves as a senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, allowing him to advocate for South Jersey’s transportation needs such as securing nearly $40 million for removal of the Garden State Parkway lights in Cape May County. Now Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation, he’s brought home more than $50 million in aviation improvement projects for ACY while ensuring the FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township serves as the lead facility for the nation’s air modernization project known as NextGen. Just this year New Jersey, in partnership with Virginia, was selected as one of six test sites nationally for the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems into the airspace – an initiative Frank spearheaded.
Similarly, Frank’s role on the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation has proven critical in preventing the relocation of the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May to the west coast and expanding operations and manpower at Air Station Atlantic City to include protecting the nation’s capital.
A staunch advocate for strengthening our nation’s security, Frank proudly serves on the House Armed Services Committee and is a champion for New Jersey’s bases and service personnel, especially on issues of military readiness and veteran benefits. His efforts have secured tens of millions of federal dollars for state-of-the-art facilities at the Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing while establishing the TSA Explosive Labs and Federal Air Marshals Stage II Training Center in South Jersey.
Likewise, his unwavering efforts to expand access to community-based health care for South Jersey veterans has resulted in establishing and increasing services at outpatient clinics in Cape May, Vineland and Northfield as well as the Veterans Memorial Home. Previously successful at ensuring dialysis services can be accessed at local providers, his latest effort – the “Veterans Health ID Act” – would allow veterans to go to a VA or non-VA medical facility of their choice at VA expense to end the need for South Jersey veterans to commute outside the state for VA-approved services.
Drawing from small business background, Frank has long fought to protect the industries vital to South Jersey’s economy. From blocking EPA regulations that could devastate farmers and sink commercial fishermen to fighting to ensure federal aid was provided for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, his commitment to pro-growth policies has earned him a 100% rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and endorsements from a wide-range of business and labor groups.
Above all else, Frank puts people before politics. Whether it’s his advocacy on behalf of first responders in terms of funding for fire grants and bulletproof vests or leading the bipartisan effort to ensure patients have access to rehabilitation services, Frank is on the front lines. Likewise, he has always maintained a strong commitment to protecting the environment. Throughout his time in public office, he has worked to protect fragile wildlife and wetlands areas, prevent dangerous toxic chemicals from being dumped in the Delaware River, and stood up for projects that will preserve and restore the New Jersey coastline.
A Jersey Guy through and through, Frank was born in the farming community of Rosenhayn, received his degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and returned to Cumberland County to work at his family’s trucking company before entering public service. To this day, Frank can be seen each weekend at community events across the eight counties that make up then 2nd Congressional District. Frank currently lives in Atlantic County with his wife Tina and their Weimaraners - Lucia and Lex.
The Second Congressional District of New Jersey includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties and parts of Camden, Gloucester, Ocean and Burlington counties.